HELP!! WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL IM HAVING A HEART ATTACK I HATE THIS :'(

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone help me everytime i have a panic attack i feel its not a panic attack and this time its going to be a heart attak! i hate feeling like this im 22 and feel seriously my days are numbered or i am going to die of a heart attack sometime soon!! i seriously thought i was getting better up until early on i started getting serious shooting type pains in my left side as if it was in my left breast and it was soo painful im sat here in tears because my left arm is numb! i hate feeling like this i dont know what to do anymore! iv been back and forwards to hospital and doctors who assure me its ANXIETY after numerous ecgs, blood tests etc! i just seriously feel they are just piling me off the pains spreading to the centre of my chest i seriously cant cope and the pains getting stronger i have just took 2 paracetamol and it hasnt touched it also breathing deeply is not helping should i go to hospital? im beyond despair and dont know what to do someone please reassure me im going to be ok as im not listening to myself that its just anxiety! sad sad sad

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    Laura what do you think happens when you have a heart attack
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      im not entirely sure but what im feeling at this moment it definetly feels from my heart its sharp shooting pains in my left breast area going to the centre of my chest and my legs and arms are numb im so scared as i say i have had 5 ecgs and all fine but i have put that down to not having pain during the test sad
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    Hello Laura trust me! I'm 66 and had health anxiety all my life and I'm still here!  If I had a pound for every time I've felt like you I'd be in the Bahamas! At ur age the chances of you having a heart attack are virtually nil especially after u have bn checked! Please don't do this to yourself. Use any method you know to calm down. Listen to music, find a meditation guide on google, deep breathing etc. something will work for you. I promise! You just need to be pro active. Chill flower . You will be fine! 
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      The thing about heart attacks is they usually work I know

      if I got all the symptoms then they lasted a nano second before I lost consciousness

      I think we would have a lot of millionaires if everyone with heart attack feelings had one

      there are some women who have heart attacks and don't get rushed to hospital and then find out !!

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      thank you both for replying, im just literally petrified im scared stiff i feel like i cannot breath its so horrible, i know i have been checked but because the symptoms are so real i just feel something bad is going to happen i have tried breathing into a paper bag, nothings working i have what feels like a lot of pressure on the right side of my head to running into my neck and thats scaring me too i just dont no how im going to carry on in life if im like this at my age sad im so scared that the time i dont go hospital because iv been reassured its anxiety thats when something bad is going to happen sad x
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      Anxiety can almost become like a superstition. If I don't worry about symptoms then it will be something serious! If you are at all analytical.......and most health anxiety sufferers are......then please try and read books by dr Claire Weekes. There are various titles. She explains in her books WHY these things happen including probably what's been happening to you! Remember anxious people are allowed to be ill! You may have a respitory infection that is causing symptoms. Easily treated ! Give it a day or so and if symptoms are different from those that you,ve been checked for then a visit to doc won't hurt. Hope you are feeling a wee bit calmer. E.
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      Hi I've been suffering 4 14 months with anxiety and it's been worse last few weeks a I know it's scary and when I get it I feel like I'm gonna die it's horrible, im on Meds 4 it and they dnt work.I also suffer with acid reflux and when I get bad trapped wind my anxiety gets worse coz I worry about the pain .I've tried everything to end this anxiety but nothing works.

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      Hi Elizabeth . I know it's 3 years later, but do you still get these feelings? How did you get through it at 66? I'm 38 and been dealing with this for at least 7 years. I've had so many tests and EKGs, MRIs, etc. I bam hardly keep count. They keep saying I'm perfectly healthy but can stand to lose weight now. But I just don't see it. Scares the ish out of me thinking I'll pass off some heart attack.

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      i too have been dealing with this myself. Have you been to a doctor. i have seen doctors, specialists had every test done and shows normal. Everyday i feel like im going to have a heart attack. I get tired of doctors saying its anxiety and get put on more meds. PLEASE let me know how you are doing and did they ever find out what was causing this. THANK YOU

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    CALM DOWN,nobody EVER died of a panic attack...seriously calm yourself down for a few minutes.its inportant to calm down because once you do im sure you will feel less anxious-you have to try-your chest pain is hightened due to the anxiety x
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      i know hun but i know deep down its anxiety but i keep saying to myself what if,, what if this time it isnt anxiety and im actually going to pass out or something i am absolutely petrified these pains seem to be getting worse it goes for like a couple of minutes then comes back 10x worse i just wish it would stop i dont know why im feeling like this sad
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      I am dealing with it too, on medication but still getting these sensations.

      My problem is work related, I cannot stop worrying about a new job I recently took on, its not working out too well.

      Have been off sick for six weeks! managers are unsupportive, don't understand.

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    Hi Laura huni, I am in the same position I get into these panic attacks my heart goes so quick and I actually feel like headed. This occurs with me as I have health aniexty and if I get it into my head there's something wrong with me thus happens. I also get arm pain too mainly left arm.

    honestly today I've been bad all day too with thus as I had a sore back goggled and it said a possible heartattack. So you can guess, I've been short if breath and heart pounding all day.

    please try and stay calm and take deep breaths slowly hopefully will help xx 

     

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      thanks for replying hun i just cant help but think its to do with my heart if i have had ECGs and blood tests when the pain wasnt there that woudnt show up if i was going to have a heart attack in a few days etc would it so i think thats what i keep on thinking that they have missed something everyone keeps saying im too young but the pain is so severe it is not going away no matter what sad im sorry you are going through this too i really do know what your going through hun its horrible horrible feelinng and i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy! i am actually petrified that i am not going to wake up when i go sleep my hearts pounding at the moment and the pain is such a shooting pain going all over my left breast/spine and front middle of chest area my arms are tingly aswell as tingly legs, thank u for your advice tho im definetly trying it now so i hope it calms down before i go sleep as im just having sleepless nights every night scared of not waking up sad xx
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      I know I am like that too-I always think when I go for tests it's not there so doesn't show so the doctors don't find it. I'm the same I panic before bed that I won't wake up and my wee kids will be on there own but I always do get through. 

      Try to even read a book or watch a bit if TV, it might take your mind off it.

      can you talk yo anyone? I used to keep it all bottled up but I told my husband and mum so now I can tell them and if does help slightly. Keep deep breathing it should help you xxx

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      Ps - make a cup of hot water and let it cool slightly drink this - promise it will help too xxx 

      any things worth a try - I always tell myself that xxx smile

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